Watch National Rugby Championship NRC Live Streaming 2014 North Harbour Rays vs NSW Country Eagles match will be kick off at Brookvale Oval, Oval, Thursday 04 September 2014 online, Time 19:30 AEDT and its broadcast Online.
Bonus-point wins over the Rams and Queensland Country in the first two weeks sees the Eagles sitting pretty on top of the ladder.
North Harbour played their first match last round, coming up against a rampant Melbourne Rising side. They had 55 points scored against them, but with a pretty stacked backline including Waratah Cam Crawford and Shute Shield player of the year Hamish Angus, managed to score 34 themselves.
The Rays are a very Warringah-heavy side in general, and should profit from combinations built over a pretty successful Shute Shield season. Luke and Josh Holmes will both have plenty to do, particularly at the breakdown to get over the NSW Country pack.
Will Miller, by all accounts, had a storming game for the Eagles last week, and has already been positioned as one of the discoveries of the tournament. Along with the considerable Super Rugby experience of Mitchell Chapman and Steven Hoiles, it’s a strong set of forwards.
Combine that with the organisation of McKibbin, and the midfield of Stubbs and Carraro, it’s little wonder the Eagles are sitting at number one on the table.
You would hope this one is close, but that Eagles side does look imposing.
Rays: 15. Cam Crawford (Northern Suburbs), 14. David Feltscheer (Warringah), 13. Michael Adams (Warringah), 12. Tom Matthews (Gordon), 11. Harry Jones (Warringah), 10. Hamish Angus (Warringah), 9. Josh Holmes (Warringah), 8. Sam Ward (Warringah), 7. Kotoni Ale (Manly), 6. Michael Wells (Northern Suburbs), 5. Greg Peterson (c) (Manly), 4. Ed Gower (Manly), 3. Nick Fraser (Gordon), 2. Luke Holmes (vc) (Warringah), 1. Mitch Lewis (Manly)
Reserves: 16. Dave Porecky (Manly), 17. Kevin McNamara (Northern Suburbs), 18. tba, 19. Ryan Melrose (Manly), 20. Harry Bergelin (Manly), 21. Matt Lucas (Manly), 22. Sam Vaevae (Manly), 23. Brian Sefanaia (Manly)
Eagles: 1. Duncan Chubb, 2. Will Weeks, 3. Mike Alaalatoa, 4. Cam Treloar, 5. Mitch Chapman, 6. Tala Gray, 7. Will Miller, 8. Steve Holies, 9. Brendan McKibbin, 10. Sam Windsorm 11. Andrew Kellaway, 12. Ed Stubbs, 13. Matt Carraro (c), 14. Samu Wara, 15. Pat Dellit
Reserves: 16. Ben Suisala, 17. Billy Johnston, 18. Clay Brodie, 19. Ben Matwijow, 20. Paul Tuala, 21. Darcy Etrich, 22. Apakuki Ma’afu, 23. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak